Join us for a virtual event with celebrated author Lou Sahadi to discuss his new book, Justice in the Midlands on July 8th at 7PM! This celebrated nonfiction author brings true crime events to life, and we are glad to welcome him for a virtual conversation about his newest book!
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The murder of Ron "Little Red" Beasley is one of the most bizarre homicide cases in Midlands history. This mystery, with a background of macabre events and colorful characters, remained unsolved since 1967. Beasley's murder was originally ruled a suicide, but his family and his friend Herman Young refused to believe that. When Beasley's wife was convicted of murdering her second husband, they grew even more suspicious. Young went on to become sheriff of Fairfield County and made it his mission to find the truth. Join author Lou Sahadi as he details the gruesome details of a murder, two dramatic court trials and the untiring work of a lawman to find justice for his friend.
A prolific author, Lou Sahadi has written twenty-six major books, among them the official autobiographies of Willie Mays, Don Shula, Len Dawson, Hank Stram and the intimate biography of Johnny Unitas, which has been optioned for a movie. His book The Long Pass was selected for inclusion in the Nixon Presidential Library. He has been a contributor and interviewee of the New York Times, the New York Post, the Miami Herald, The State, the Sun Sentinel, the Greenville Journal, Gear, Us Weekly, and others. In addition, he has made appearances on CNN and ESPN, as well as local TV and radio stations. Mr. Sahadi's last book, The Last Triple Crown (St. Martin's Press), received excellent reviews: "One of the greatest racing rivalries of all times deserves an equally world class story teller to make it come alive so many years later. Mr. Sahadi gets you so close to the action, you can almost smell the hay in the stalls of these two equine super stars" (Leonard Shapiro, Washington Post).